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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 2nd Oct 19, 1:16 PM
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    Tesco announces Clubcard Plus loyalty subscription service - MSE News
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    • 2nd Oct 19, 1:16 PM
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    Tesco announces Clubcard Plus loyalty subscription service - MSE News 2nd Oct 19 at 1:16 PM
    Tesco is launching a new Clubcard Plus subscription service, which gives customers a number of perks including discounted shopping, for a £7.99/mth fee...
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 2nd Oct 19, 2:12 PM
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    Seems an awful lot of money for precious little return.

    And why pay Tesco £7.99 a month for a 10% discount that still leaves it around 15-20% more expensive than Aldi and Lidl across the average basket of groceries? Particularly when the quality of its own brands are no better - in fact arguably worse.
    • 20SmthngSver
    • By 20SmthngSver 2nd Oct 19, 2:48 PM
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    You're have to make two shops of £40 a month to break even. It's just to boost their profits, not for the benefit of customers.
    • Smellyonion
    • By Smellyonion 2nd Oct 19, 3:02 PM
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    Seems an awful lot of money for precious little return.

    And why pay Tesco £7.99 a month for a 10% discount that still leaves it around 15-20% more expensive than Aldi and Lidl across the average basket of groceries? Particularly when the quality of its own brands are no better - in fact arguably worse.
    Originally posted by Doc N

    Not recently. I find that Tesco has very much undercut aldi and lidl on their basic products.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 2nd Oct 19, 3:05 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 19, 3:05 PM
    You're have to make two shops of £40 a month to break even. It's just to boost their profits, not for the benefit of customers.
    Originally posted by 20SmthngSver
    Quite - the usual Tesco attempts to boost profits and scam their customers.

    One of the many reasons we defected to Aldi and Lidl. Prices about 25-30% lower (except on very specific popular lines such as milk and eggs where Tesco know they have to compete), much quicker to get round the store and out, and none of the usual Tesco fake pricing.
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    • By karlie88 2nd Oct 19, 3:36 PM
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    Will reserve judgement until there's more information - especially in relation to the 10% off and its limitations/exclusions.

    Agree with Smelly, they're cheaper than they used to be and now have regular fruit and veg deals priced at 29p/39p etc. so are on par with Aldi's Super Six offers.

    Tesco also regularly send us 10%-20% off conditional spend coupons, typically with week 1 coupons being £6 off £30 or £8 off £40 and the final weeks being £3/£4 off.

    Additionally, you can convert cashback payments from TCB into Tesco e-gift cards with an 8% uplift in value.

    Taking the above into value, they are cheaper than Aldi/Lidl for our household.
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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 2nd Oct 19, 6:06 PM
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    In-store shopping only?
    What's up, Tesco, too many of using the online service now?
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 2nd Oct 19, 7:17 PM
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    In-store shopping only?
    What's up, Tesco, too many of using the online service now?
    Originally posted by Tigsteroonie
    It’s barely profitable, and certainly not if you knock 10% off.
    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 2nd Oct 19, 7:26 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 19, 7:26 PM
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    Not recently. I find that Tesco has very much undercut aldi and lidl on their basic products.
    Originally posted by Smellyonion
    I don't believe you and a (very) recent trot round a branch of Tesco makes me sure I am right. Cheaper than Sainsbury's? Yes. Than Aldii? Not a chance.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 2nd Oct 19, 8:18 PM
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    Not recently. I find that Tesco has very much undercut aldi and lidl on their basic products.
    Originally posted by Smellyonion
    Sorry - that's total fantasy! Do you work for Tesco perhaps?
    • extrafisher
    • By extrafisher 3rd Oct 19, 10:51 AM
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    Sorry - that's total fantasy! Do you work for Tesco perhaps?
    Originally posted by Doc N
    and do you work at Aldi. if it was so clear cut everyone would shop there. For many people tesco is cheaper and better quality, the bigger range tesco have is just a fact.

    For the vast amount of families who shop at tesco 10% could easily be £15 a month less the £7.99 but with all the other perks.

    Will be interesting to see if dvds and alcohol get the 10% off
    Last edited by extrafisher; 03-10-2019 at 10:56 AM.
    • Smellyonion
    • By Smellyonion 3rd Oct 19, 2:24 PM
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    Sorry - that's total fantasy! Do you work for Tesco perhaps?
    Originally posted by Doc N

    Not really. The recent Tesco budget brands are certainly comparative.


    EG:
    Cheapest ice cream:
    https://www.aldi.co.uk/vanilla-ice-cream/p/009349001632800
    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/299252566


    cheapest Sliced bread
    https://www.aldi.co.uk/everyday-essentials-white-bread/p/065896231196500
    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/299045558


    cheapest Cheddar:
    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/302676607
    https://www.aldi.co.uk/extra-mature-british-cheddar/p/079458177619000


    cheapest orange juice:
    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/299914924
    https://www.aldi.co.uk/smooth-orange-juice/p/003006000392200


    cheapest chicken breat:
    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/285210252
    https://www.aldi.co.uk/ashfield-farm-chicken-breast-fillets/p/055133005036800


    cheapest pasta sauce:
    https://www.aldi.co.uk/pasta-sauce---tomato-%26-garlic/p/047952109033200
    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/297844094
    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 3rd Oct 19, 2:31 PM
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    and do you work at Aldi. if it was so clear cut everyone would shop there. For many people tesco is cheaper and better quality, the bigger range tesco have is just a fact.
    Originally posted by extrafisher
    The only fact in that is that Tesco offers a bigger range. Your suggestion that its products are of 'better quality' is, frankly, laughable.
    • extrafisher
    • By extrafisher 3rd Oct 19, 2:44 PM
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    The only fact in that is that Tesco offers a bigger range. Your suggestion that its products are of 'better quality' is, frankly, laughable.
    Originally posted by A. Badger
    Think you misread, I stated the range was a fact. Price and quality is other people's opinion. Shame you can't respect other people's opinion.
    Last edited by extrafisher; 03-10-2019 at 2:49 PM.
    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 3rd Oct 19, 6:00 PM
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    Think you misread, I stated the range was a fact. Price and quality is other people's opinion. Shame you can't respect other people's opinion.
    Originally posted by extrafisher
    Price isn't a matter of opinion. Come to that, neither is quality. .
    • extrafisher
    • By extrafisher 3rd Oct 19, 6:05 PM
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    Indeed and youve proven neither.

    But back on topic many millions prefer to shop at Tesco and this will make it cheaper
    • Wills9539
    • By Wills9539 9th Oct 19, 5:44 AM
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    I shall reserve judgement until the full details are released and then crunch the numbers.

    But Tesco won’t be doing this to benefit us, they’re doing it to boost their profits, so there’s bound to be a catch somewhere.

    Maybe they’ll shrink items in their own brand and charge the same price, put 1p on every item in store. Maybe they’ll cut the rewards on the standard Clubcard to 1point for every £4 spent, it’s already gone from 1 point for every £1 spent to 1 point for every £2 spent.

    There is only one thing guaranteed and that is there will be a catch hidden somewhere in the small print
    • Zero Sum
    • By Zero Sum 12th Oct 19, 5:40 PM
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    Seems an awful lot of money for precious little return.

    And why pay Tesco £7.99 a month for a 10% discount that still leaves it around 15-20% more expensive than Aldi and Lidl across the average basket of groceries? Particularly when the quality of its own brands are no better - in fact arguably worse.
    Originally posted by Doc N
    It doesnt. Aldi is only about 10% cheaper on average & own brands its swings & roundabouts. Some better, some worse.
    For example 15 eggs.
    Tesco - £1.19 (1p cashback with clubcard)
    Aldi - £1.18
    • Zero Sum
    • By Zero Sum 12th Oct 19, 5:43 PM
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    I shall reserve judgement until the full details are released and then crunch the numbers.

    But Tesco won’t be doing this to benefit us, they’re doing it to boost their profits, so there’s bound to be a catch somewhere.

    Maybe they’ll shrink items in their own brand and charge the same price, put 1p on every item in store. Maybe they’ll cut the rewards on the standard Clubcard to 1point for every £4 spent, it’s already gone from 1 point for every £1 spent to 1 point for every £2 spent.

    There is only one thing guaranteed and that is there will be a catch hidden somewhere in the small print
    Originally posted by Wills9539

    When did this happen?
    Im still getting 1 point per £1
    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 12th Oct 19, 6:42 PM
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    It doesnt. Aldi is only about 10% cheaper on average & own brands its swings & roundabouts. Some better, some worse.
    For example 15 eggs.
    Tesco - £1.19 (1p cashback with clubcard)
    Aldi - £1.18
    Originally posted by Zero Sum

    I have no idea where you get that 10% from. Eggs are a very poor example - even Sainsbury's and Waitrose know that you price eggs as low as possible because people use that price as a yardstick.

    A quick trip to Google will reveal the countless comparisons that have shown Aldi is usually (not always) the cheapest in the UK.

    But just as our own dear government manipulates its 'typical shopping basket' to skew the inflation figures the way it wants, a lot depends on what you elect to buy.

    With my own shopping I know for certain that the savings I make from picking Aldi over Tesco (which came 5th in the Which? Feb 2019 comparison that didn't even include Aldi and Lidl!) is in the region of 20% on a equal quality for price shop.
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